Gladding Residence Center Project

Residential Life & Housing

The Gladding Residence Center project will improve the residential experience at VCU by aligning the housing inventory with strategic initiatives related to student success outlined in the Quest for Distinction. This first-of-its-kind project at VCU is possible due to a public-private partnership with American Campus Communities. The new 360,000 square foot residence hall will house 1,524 freshmen students in traditional and semi-suite style double bedrooms.

Projected Dates

Aug.

1

2016

Demolition Begins

Nov.

1

2016

Construction Begins

Aug.

1

2018

Student Move-In

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Facts
  • $96 million projected budget
  • New hall will house 1,524 students
  • 12 floors with 4 neighborhoods
  • Room Style: double traditional & double semi-suite rooms
  • Building population will mainly be freshmen
  • First floor will be Residential Life and Housing offices, Housing Leadership Center, exercise center, building support space
  • 40,000 square feet landscaped courtyard
  • The Bath House will be preserved and the east façade will be uncovered
  • The Bath House interior will be reprogrammed for communal activity space
Housing Master Plan

The Gladding Residence Center project is the first phase in Residential Life and Housing’s Master Plan. The master plan was created to support VCU’s quest for distinction and in doing so aims to improve the residential experience at VCU. This plan proposes the following projects:

  • Replace Gladding Residence Center
  • House all freshmen on the Monroe Park Campus
  • Decompress Rhoads, Brandt and Johnson halls, allowing for increased community space
  • Expand development of the 700 block of West Grace Street
  • Pursue possible alternative use for Cabaniss Hall on the MCV campus

For more information on Residential Life and Housing projects visit the Housing Master Plan.